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> This appears to be a much happier application of social network knowledge
> to treatment of psychopathology than my experience years ago (Trimble &
> Kliman, 1981), when I tried to take on chronic schizophrenia by increasing
> the size and proportion of instrumental relationships in the networks of
> chronic patients, relying on the research of Hammer and others.
> Unfortunately, a classic case of assuming causality from correlation. If
> schizophrenics have smaller networks with larger proportions of dependent
> relationships, then they should prosper if you increase the size of their
> networks and encourage them to be helpful to others, right? The project
> was not, in the long run, that productive. Seidman et. al. (1987) later
> demonstrated that size and complexity of the networks of schizophrenics
> was related to the size of their ventricles (literally, the holes in their
> brains). Causality, it appeared, ran in the other direction:
> schizophrenics had small and simple networks because their brains could
> not support managing the complexity of larger ones.
> Seidman, L., Sokolove, R., McElroy, C., Knapp, P., & Sabin, T. (1987).
> Lateral ventricular size and social network differentiation in young,
> nonchronic schizophrenic patients. American Journal of Psychiatry, 144,
> Trimble, D., & Kliman, J. (1981). Community network therapy: Strengthening
> the networks of chronic patients. International Journal of Family
> Psychiatry, 2, 269-289.
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> From: "Rick Davies" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Friday, April 28, 2006 9:35 PM
> Subject: [SOCNET] "Friends and family can protect against Alzheimer's
> disease" - network analysis
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> "While other studies have shown people with more extensive social networks
> were at reduced risk of cognitive impairment, the study by Dr. David A.
> Bennett, and his colleagues from the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center, is
> first to examine the relations between social networks and Alzheimer's
> disease pathology."
> see http://www.news-medical.net/?id=17594
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